My expertise in the college world comes from knowing the best schools for my students and expertly guiding them through the application and acceptance process. I have devoted much of my time to learning the ever-changing landscape of higher education, and I travel all over the country visiting colleges—the well-known ones and the hidden gems—and regularly attend and present at regional and national conferences on college admission. I am highly skilled in working with students with both traditional and non-traditional backgrounds.
I have an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and a graduate degree from SUNY Buffalo. I am a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), the National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC), The New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling (NJACAC), the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), and the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP). I have volunteered with College Summit, a national non-profit whose goal is to transform the lives of low-income students by “working to make college the expectation and not the exception.” Click for my credentials in pdf format.
Jeremy has two decades of experience working as an editor and writer for magazines, books, and websites. Several years ago, Jeremy teamed up with Marcia to help students pursue the college best suited to them. In guiding students, his goal remains the same as it is when working with professional writers: to help them express their story in the most compelling, authentic way possible. For Jeremy, it’s an honor to work with students at a pivotal moment in their lives. Talking with them about their experiences is deeply rewarding and meaningful, as is the process of shaping essays that express heartfelt stories, insights, and journeys.
Melisa is often the first point of contact when a potential client reaches out to Plan The Path. Melisa’s warm and inviting personality makes her the perfect person to arrange scheduling and handle inquiries. Melisa is no stranger to the world of education; she has worked with students with special needs. In addition, she is a master at organization. She has spent the past ten years working as an Executive Assistant at companies such as American Express, Rodale and Dunn & Bradstreet. When she’s not in the office Melisa spends her time as an actor and a director. She can often be found at the Civic Theater of Allentown where she teaches, directs and acts.